Columbia-High Road’s Teutenberg and BMC’s Louder win overall in Redlands – brief report

Columbia-High Road’s Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and BMC’s Jeff Louder won the overall classification at the 2009 Redlands Bicycle Classic today. Alison Powers (Team Type 1) won the tough Sunset Road Race, outsprinting Jo Keisanowski (Tibco) and Nikki Butterfield (Webcor-Builders) for the win. Teutenberg chipped away at the lead of leader Amber Neben (Nurnberger Shoair) , time…

BMC’s Stewart wins Redlands crit and Louder still in the lead

BMC, BMC and more BMC. After his team controlled the 90-minute Redlands criterium, BMC’s Jackson Stewart came out of the crashed-marred final lap in fourth wheel around the last corner and outsprinted everyone for the win. Canadian Andrew Pinfold (Ouch) was second, and Stewart’s teammate Brent Bookwalter was third. “There was a bunch of crashes,…

Amber Neben and Ben Day take control at the Redlands’ opener

World Time Trial Champion Amber Neben (Nurnberger Shoair) blitzed the competition at the Redlands Bicycle Classic opener, the 3.1-mile (5 km) uphill Sun Time Trial, stopping the clock at 10:40.76, making it 27 seconds faster than second place Mara Abbott (Columbia-High Road). Ina-Yoko Teutenberg also of Columbia-High Road was third with almost the same time…

Interview: Bissell’s Omer Kem – part 3

Here we are, the final installment of my interview with Omer Kem of the Bissell Pro Cycling Team.  The 26 year-old Oregon native has been through his share of ups and downs but he has never diverged from his goal of being a professional cyclist.  Kem crashed violently at the Amgen Tour of California and…

Columbia’s Teutenberg wins final stage and overall; Fly V/Australias’s Cantwell wins crit and Day wins overall at San Dimas Stage Race

The Columbia-High Road juggernaut continued in the final stage of the San Dimas Stage Race, the 50-minute Incycle/Cannondale Old Town San Dimas Classic as German sprinter Ina-Yoko Teutenberg won her second consecutive stage and claimed the overall classification of the 3-day stage race. Going into the final criterium, Teutenberg was in second spot, 17 seconds…

Interview: Omer Kem – part 2

In the first part on our interview with Bissell’s Omer Kem, we talked about his violent crash at the Amgen Tour of California and his road to recovery where he  shared the ups and downs of the healing process. Our conversation then turned to Kem’s past and his road to professional cycling. Or as he…